Alumnae Obituaries

Obituaries 1990s

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  • Class of 1991

    Farren Carroll, 48, daughter of John Terrance Carroll and Leona Lavern Wolfe-Carroll was was born June 17, 1972 in Redwood City, Ca and passed away April 1, 2021 in Thayer, MO. Graveside services will be at Noon Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Eau Claire, WI. Arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home, Thayer, MO.

    Mari Z. Elizondo, 31, of Aurora passed away Friday, April 16, 2004 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She was born February 20, 1973 in McAllen, TX the daughter of Alberto C. and Hilda (Rivera) Elizondo. Mari was employed as a customer service representative for Spring Communications for the past four years. She is survived by her parents; one brother, Alberto (Christina) Elizondo of Cave Creek, AZ; two nephews, Noel and Erik Elizondo of Cave Creek, AZ; her maternal grandparents, Amalia and Reynoldo Rivera of La Grulla, TX; and her boyfriend, Joshua Welge of Aurora; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Magin and Elida Elizondo. Visitation for Mari will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 21, from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to St. Peters Catholic Church at 11:00. Interment will be private. Dieterle Memorial (630) 897-1196

    Cherie R. (Grumieaux) Goddard, 33, of Earlville, Ill., formerly of Sandwich, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich, as the result of an auto accident. Born Oct. 22, 1973, in Sandwich, she was the daughter of Phillip and Donna (Barrett) Grumieaux. She married David J. Goddard on Oct. 31, 1998, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Somonauk. She was a member of Earlville United Presbyterian Church and an active member of the Earlville PTA. She was a former emergency medical technician in Sandwich. She was employed by the Medicine Shop in Sandwich for the past five years. Cherie's greatest joy was her family. She is survived by her husband, David J. Goddard of Earlville; two children, Grace Elizabeth and Andrew Lawrence-Dean; her mother, Donna Grumieaux of Sandwich; a sister, Danielle (Mark) Christensen of Serena; three brothers, Phil (Cindy) Grumieaux of Serena and Chuck (Mary) Grumieaux and Jack Grumieaux, both of Sandwich; a grandmother, Veronica Barrett of Sandwich; her in-laws, David and Helen Goddard of Somonauk; a sister-in-law, Stephanie Goddard of Somonauk; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, her paternal grandparents and her maternal grandfather. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Earlville United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Turner Funeral Home, 13160 W. Route 34 in Somonauk. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to a trust fund established at Centrue Bank (formerly Union Bank), 202 Indian Springs Drive, Sandwich, IL 60548, in Cherie's name. For information, call (815) 498-2363 or go online to, where visitors can sign the online guest book.

    Jamie Johnson (1973 – 1988)

    Erin Marie Meere, 35, of St. Charles, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at her parents` home after a three-year battle with breast cancer and leukemia. Erin was born Sept. 1, 1973, in Winfield, and spent the first month of her life at Children`s Memorial Hospital, the first of many hospital stays in her life. She attended St. Patrick`s School, Rosary High School and, in 1995, graduated from Illinois Benedictine College. Always ready to accept a challenge, Erin enjoyed school, school-related activities and spending time with friends. She was an ardent reader. An ever-loyal Cubs and Bears fan, she loved to attend games and watch them on television. With her family, she visited 26 countries and 49 states. In 1988, she was personally blessed by Pope John Paul in Rome. For the past 12 years, she had been employed at her father`s business, Mark-It Company in Batavia as an international customer service representative. Erin is survived by her parents, Philip and Merilyn Meere of St. Charles; a brother, Ryan of Orlando, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Margaret Meere of Villa Park; 23 aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and many coworkers and friends. She was loved and treasured by many who recognized her indomitable spirit, wit, positive attitude, dignity and grace when faced with difficult situations never complaining. She was a gift to all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Patrick School Building Fund.
  • Class of 1992

    Kathleen (Glenney) Watts, always known as Kate, died on April 19, 2019 following a hard-fought battle against inflammatory breast cancer over a two-year period. Kate was born in Aurora, Illinois on February 12, 1974, the first of three girls in the Glenney family. Since the girls were each 18 months apart, they were automatic playmates, and adversaries at times, throughout the years. Kate graduated from Holy Angels Grade School and Rosary High School. At Rosary, Kate was busy with basketball, volleyball, and track in addition to other high school activities. She was at her best when she was the busiest. Kate decided to major in biology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She loved the beautiful campus and the smaller college size. After graduating from Luther, Kate wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to do. She learned of an accelerated BSN program at Loyola University and felt that was made for her. Years later, Kate said she wouldn’t ever recommend that someone do that because everything was so condensed, but she successfully completed the one-year program while living at home and commuting each day into Chicago. Kate had secured financing for the Loyola program through a federal Public Health program in which she would promise two years of work for each year of funding received. Kate was assigned to serve in the federal Department of Prisons as her ‘payback.’ There were a handful of federal prisons which had medical facilities and she chose the Federal Medical Facility at Carswell in Fort Worth, TX, as her first pick since she had never spent any time in Texas. Little did she know that she would spend the remainder of her life in Texas.
    Kate always enjoyed telling people that she met her former husband, Jason, “in prison” since Jason worked there, too. Kate was over the moon about getting pregnant and was thrilled to give birth to their daughter, Jenna. Although Kate’s marriage ended years later, Jenna was her ‘best ever’ as she and Kate always said to each other; she was so cherished by her mom. Much of Kate’s motivation to keep going during cancer treatment was so she could be there for Jenna. Kate worked as a med-surg nurse at several locations in Fort Worth and Tyler, TX. She loved hospital nursing and, after a brief stint away in a clinic, she returned to the hospital environment. In 2014, she learned of a Clinical Nurse Leader program that Texas Health Resources had in conjunction with TCU. Although Kate had always sworn she wouldn’t go back to school, this program sounded too good to pass up. Once she had been hired as a clinical care coordinator on the oncology floor, she enrolled at TCU. Though she had never worked in the oncology field, she decided to try something new. Kate came to greatly admire the positive attitudes of the cancer patients that she took care of, saying that their gratitude and appreciation for all the small and large things in life was always amazing to her. Going to school, working full-time and being a single mom to Jenna was a challenge, but Kate worked hard at it and in December 2016, she received her MSN as a Clinical Nurse Leader. That was one of her proudest moments ever. Another accomplishment that she chalked up was completing a half marathon in the Cowtown Run. Even though Kate was busy, she tried to get in some runs around the neighborhood and several 5k’s. She loved the Cowtown and doing the half marathon was a goal she aimed for and was successful at. But a bigger struggle loomed—in May 2017, Kate was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare, highly aggressive form of breast cancer that is automatically at least a stage 3 cancer at diagnosis. Kate was lucky to have an excellent oncologist, Sanjay Oommen, on board for treatment almost immediately. Kate spent the summer and early fall going for chemotherapy, had a mastectomy in November and followed up with extensive radiation treatments. Through all of that, Kate continued her job working with the cancer patients she so admired. She also worked on trying to secure treatment for those people who had no insurance. In February 2018, Kate decided to go to MD Anderson in Houston to see what they might have to offer. She felt that her treatment plan up to that time had been top-notch but knew that MD Anderson often had trials for various treatments. From that time until February of this year, she participated in two trials which involved weekly trips to Houston and also tried other chemotherapy drugs. However, the relentless disease did not give up, and her cancer metastasized to the liver earlier this year. She had always told Jenna that she would be honest with her and that, if the cancer went to another place, that meant it could not be cured--hard stuff for a 10-year-old to hear, but at least Jenna knew that her mom was being honest.
    Kate is survived by her daughter, Jenna, her beloved dog, Ranger, her parents Bob and Kathleen Glenney, her sister, Colleen Glenney, her sister and brother-in-law, Maggie and Brett Klokkenga, and her nephews Matthew, Zachary, and Nicholas Klokkenga. Kate was lucky to also have several aunts and uncles and many cousins, some of whom were also part of her childhood. Kate had so many incredibly nearby good friends who were with her every step of the way. Her online moms group, together since they were all pregnant and due in October, 2008, were such great cheerleaders. Her coworkers from the recent past to her early days in Fort Worth provided meals and support as Kate went through treatment. And through it all, Kate continued her close relationship with Anna Bowers, her ‘work wife.’ Kate’s family will be forever grateful for all the friendship, love and support everyone provided to not just Kate, but to her family, too. Kate was hoping to plan a 5K to spread IBC awareness, but she was never able to get to that. So, her family and friends are going to try and do that in her name. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Fight Like Kate, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network Foundation, or Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem is a nationwide charity, manned by college students, who provide a week’s free camp experience for children whose lives have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. Jenna was fortunate to attend the camp sponsored by the University of Texas, Dallas, last summer, and is looking forward to going back this year.
    Dr. Paula L. Weistroffer, 44, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 in the loving arms of her family and the compassionate care of staff at The Bird House, a hospice home in Iowa City, IA, after a long battle with cancer. Paula was born in Aurora, IL, on November 5, 1974, and graduated from Annunciation Elementary School, Rosary High School, Cornell College and the University of Iowa. Paula worked as a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and had maintained a private dental practice within the college since 2007. She held a Masters in Oral Science. She was a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Midwest Society of Periodontology and the Iowa Society of Periodontology. She also held memberships in the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and was a faculty advisor and member of the American Academy of Women Dentists. She recently joined the Academy of Osseointegration and was a Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology.

    Paula taught in the Undergraduate Periodontal Clinic, the Department of Family Dentistry Undergraduate Clinic Comprehensive Care Program and the Periodontal Resident Clinics. She was the course director for D4 Periodontics and lectured in the periodontal curriculum for D1 through D4 students. She had such empathy for others, especially her dental patients, because of her own health experience. As a final act of sharing, her body has been donated for medical science study. Paula loved photography and enjoyed watching the Food Network, grew her own garden herbs and was an excellent cook. She traveled widely to nearly every state in the union including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain and Italy.

    She is survived by her husband, Cory Borsheim; her parents, Leon and Nancy (Hettinger) Weistroffer of Aurora, IL; her sister, Lisa (Derrick) Lynd of Batavia, IL; her brother, John Weistroffer of Houston, TX; her mother-in-law, Janet (Blockhus) Borsheim of Decorah, IA; her brothers-in-law, Chad (Tammi) Borsheim of Huxley, IA and Jason Borsheim of Decorah, IA; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and her most precious little furry friend and companion, Kobi. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Joseph and Theresa (Meyer) Weistroffer, Paul and Corinne (Clements) Hettinger, both of Illinois, and her father-in-law, Elton “Al” Borsheim of Iowa. A celebration of her life will be held at Gaslite Manor in Aurora on Saturday, August 24th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Donations in her name may be made to Rosary High School in Aurora, The Bird House (Hospice Home of Johnson County, IA) or the University of Iowa Foundation; Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Private burial services will be held at a later date at Marywood Cemetery in Aurora. Finally, there’s no more pain and suffering, no more prescriptions or treatment, just peaceful, restful sleep. She has earned her place among the angels. 
  • Class of 1994

    Sebreen Basathia

    Barbara Lynn Berkhout, 41, passed away April 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. Born March 19, 1976 in Aurora, IL. Barbara was a 1990 grad of St. Mary Grade School, Plano & 1994 grad of Rosary High School, Aurora. She attended University of Illinois & Midwestern University earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Barbara leaves behind family & friends who will miss her. Survivors include Mom, Patricia (Bill) Berkhout; Dad, Keith (Mary) Berkhout; Brother, Keith (Wendy) Berkhout; Sister, Julie (Alex) Martin. She is survived by 4 nieces: Mackenzie, Kate, Avery Martin & Anastasia Berkhout and extended families: Dieser, Berkhout, Brouch, Vogtmann, Nelson & Cello. She loved animals, especially her dogs Charlie & Sadie. In lieu of flowers, please donate to A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter, Naperville. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, May 6th, 2:00pm, St. Mary Church, 901 N. Center St., Plano. A reception will be held after from 3:30-6:30 at Timber Creek Inn & Suites, 3300 Drew Ave., Sandwich. If you knew Barbara, please join us! Our family would love to see all her friends again.

    Joy Vanessa Michelsen: A funeral Mass for Joy Vanessa Michelsen, 24, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Patrick Church, 406 Cedar St., St. Charles. Born April 5, 1976, in Naperville, to Ronald and Dawn (nee Freid) Michelsen, she passed away Friday, April 21, 2000, at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Burial will be in North Cemetery, St. Charles. Joy was raised in St. Charles and graduated from St. Patrick Elementary School and Rosary High School in 1994. She went on to earn a degree in biology from Baylor University in Texas in 1998 and most recently was working towards her master's degree in physical therapy at St. Ambrose University in Iowa. For many years, Joy had worked for the St. Charles Park District where she displayed her special gift for working with children. Surviving are her parents, Ronald and Dawn Michelsen of Redmond, Wash., formerly of St. Charles; brother, Peter Michelsen of Los Angeles, Calif.; paternal grandparents, William and Lilian Michelsen of Indianapolis, Ind.; maternal grandfather, Paul Freid of Phoenix, Ariz.; special friend, Michael Trentkamp of Bettendorf, Iowa; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Helen Freid.

    Elaine Marie Wisniewski, age 32, of Ellenton, Florida, formerly of St. Charles, died April 25, 2008 at her home. She was born October 6, 1975 in Evanston, Il She was a graduate of Rosary High School. Elaine was a Program Director for Raytheon in St. Petersburg, FL for the past eight years. She served in the U S Navy and was discharged with honors. She is survived by her parents, Donald & Geraldine Wisniewski of St. Charles, a brother, Michael (Kim) Wisniewski North Aurora, and a niece & nephew Ben and Brooke Wisniewski, her paternal grandmother Helen Wisniewski of St. Charles, maternal grandmother Florence Scalia of Chicago, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Charles F. Scalia and paternal grandfather Leon R. Wisniewski. Web site:
  • Class of 1997

    417574829_3310395962591598_3604234631989948003_n.jpgCrisangela Dee Neidlinger
    October 22, 1979 – January 17, 2024

    Crisangela was the first born daughter of Charlie and Carol Neidlinger. She was named after her brother Christopher and her great aunt Angela. She was born in Howard County Maryland, and lived in Reisterstown until 1991, when the family moved to Sugar Grove, Illinois. Crisangela’s love of family began at a young age, where weekends were always spent with grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins in New Jersey and Maryland. She loved our family trips to the Outer Banks, Florida and the Poconos. She was an excellent student and a product of the Catholic School systems. Starting as a Brownie, Crisangela progressed through the Girl Scout ranks and ultimately earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. She graduated from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey, under the loving guidance of her uncle, Mark DeStephano.

    After meeting her future husband, Bill Sexton, in Georgia, they married and built a life in Ocean City. While managing a local hotel there, they began a business servicing local swimming pools. Summers in Ocean City and winters in Florida were a happy time for her. Although they eventually divorced and divided the business, they remained friendly competitors. Crisangela loved her life in Ocean City and proved to be a very competent and successful entrepreneur. This ‘Pool Girl’s’ mantra was “Changing the world, one pool at a time.” A day never went by that you wouldn’t see her biking or jeeping around town, regardless of the weather!

    Crisangela will be deeply missed by her parents; her brother, Chris Neidlinger; his wife, Michele and daughters, Madison, McKenna and Jordan; her sister, Cathy Reed and her children, Cailyn, Finn, Liam, Brogan, Aislynn and Declan. This includes countless family and friends that are too numerous to mention.

    Crisangela was a force of nature, simply put. She was vivacious, kind, generous and compassionate. She was always smiling and looking to enjoy life to the fullest. Crisangela loved her family and prided herself as being a fun “Auntie” to nine nieces and nephews, whom she loved fiercely and was always ready to engage in a new and exciting adventure which she called “the full six-perience.” She was also a wonderful sister, daughter, niece, cousin and sister-in-law. Her laugh was infectious and her smile could light up a room. The world will truly be missing one of its brightest stars!

    Please join us on March 2, 2024, as we celebrate her life with a Catholic Mass at Holy Saviour Church (also being live streamed for those outside of Ocean City) followed by a reception at the Marriott Residence Inn. In lieu of flowers, close to her heart were the following:
    • Ocean City Town Cats which works to reduce the homeless population of cats and kittens by providing them with supplies, outdoor housing and safe homes.
    • Most Blessed Sacrament School in Berlin where her nieces and nephews attended. She whole heartedly supported the school and volunteered regularly.
    • Roberta’s House Family Grief Support Center in Baltimore which offers services to individuals and families aged five and above who are surviving the trauma of a death of a loved one.
    The family wishes to thank everyone who has shown love and compassion at this impossibly difficult time.
  • Class of 1998

    Darcy A. Smith (1980 – 2015)
  • Class of 1999

    Sarah Anne Magrady, 28, of Aurora passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009 at her home. She was born January 19, 1981 in Aurora. Sarah was a loving and caring individual, always looking to help someone. She loved communicating with her many friends via e-mails, texting and Facebook. Survivors include her mother, Lynn Hankes; her father, William J. Magrady; her brother, Kevin (Karen) Magrady of Hobart, OK; her step-sister, Diana Hankes and her children, Tony and Adriana of Aurora; her paternal grandmother, Janet Otto of Crest Hill; her aunt and god-mother, Beth Dodson of Aurora; her aunt, Maureen (Joe) Ventura of Bolingbrook; her uncles, Dan (Jennifer) Dodson of Sugar Grove and Tom (Pat) Scott of Indianapolis, IN; several cousins and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William Magrady, Sr.; her maternal grandparents, Donald and Ruth Dodson; her uncle, Larry Dodson; her aunt, Terri Pensyl; and her cousin, Tom Dodson. A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 4:00 PM 7:00 PM at The Daleiden Mortuary. A memorial service will begin at 7:00 PM following visitation. Fr. Louis Busemeyer, S.J. will officiate. Burial will be private. For further information, please contact The Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora. 630/631-5500 or visit our website at

    Alana Renee (McLaughlin) Jones
    entered the spiritual world on March 15, 2017. She was born in Geneva, IL on October 1, 1981. Alana is survived by her 9-year-old daughter, Abigail Margaret Jones, and her parents James "Ted" McLaughlin of St. Charles, IL and Jo Anne McCausland of Fairview, NC and her grandfather, James Robison McCausland of Prescott Valley, AZ. Alana was preceded in death by her stepmother Margaret (Snyder) McLaughlin of St. Charles, IL, her aunt Ginny (McLaughlin) Ritchie, grandparents James and Joan McLaughlin, grandmother Carol McCausland. Alana graduated from Rosary High School in Aurora, IL in 1999 after which she worked in the hospitality industry, including some of the nation's most prestigious restaurants such as Mastro's in Scottsdale, AZ and Del Frisco's in Chicago, IL. Alana moved to Scottsdale Arizona in 2003 and later moved to Prescott, Arizona. She married Kevin Alan Jones in 2007 and they brought their beautiful daughter, Abigail Margaret Jones, into the world in 2008. Alana had an infectious spirit, a warm heart that endeared her to many who engaged with her during her short life. She will be remembered by those who truly knew her because despite her own personal struggles she was funny and was a loyal caring friend. Alana left too soon and will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service is being held for Alana at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 1145 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174 on April 1st at 11:00 AM. All are welcome to the luncheon to follow at Fox River Estates Clubhouse at 35W537 Sunnyside, St. Charles, IL 60174. Internment to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, please make checks payable to be Lighthouse Recovery, Inc., 210 S. 5th Street, Suite 10, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Published in Daily Herald from Mar. 28 to Mar. 30, 2017.
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